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Restore citizenship of Rohingyas

Restore citizenship of Rohingyas
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) yesterday asked Myanmar to stop violence and discrimination against Rohingya Muslim minority as well as to eliminate the root causes affecting them. The group of 57 Muslim countries in an extraordinary meeting to discuss the Rohingya issue in Kuala Lumpur has also urged the Myanmar authorities to halt continued attempts to deny the culture and identity of this Muslim minority alongside restoring their citizenship revoked in 1982. Meanwhile, Bangladesh reiterated its concern over the instability in Rakhine state bordering Bangladesh and called for ensuring basic rights of Rakhine Muslims and sustainable return of refugees and displaced Rohingyas to their homeland.  “The Meeting expressed…

No scope to hold talks with BNP: Quader

No scope to hold talks with BNP: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday ruled out the possibility of holding any dialogue between Awami League and BNP on the issue of constitution of Election Commission, reports BSS. “We have no scope for holding any dialogue with BNP,”…
Give priority to public 
interest in politics

Give priority to public interest in politics

Urging the political parties to give priority to people's interest, President Abdul Hamid yesterday said politics becomes polluted if 'money-wealth' and 'posts-positions' get more importance in politics than principles and ideology. "There will be ups and downs in politics and…
Empowering rural women

Empowering rural women

Thousands of rural women are now becoming empowered through achieving sustainable development in the remote areas of Rangpur region. Rural women’s rights, food and poverty are issues that are inextricably linked. A number of women, it is reported, achieved such noteworthy success only after attaining…
Swami Vivekananda symbolised harmony and universality

Swami Vivekananda symbolised harmony and universality

This year we are observing the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Viveka­nanda who was born on January 12, 1863. "Arise! Awake,  and stop not till the goal is reached." This clarion call of Swami Vivekananda is intended to shake us from the inertia of idle complacence  in  smooth-living…
DSE urges investors to be cautious

DSE urges investors to be cautious

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday called upon the investors to be careful while investing in the stock markets to keep up the present rising trend sustainable saying the government and authorities concerned have been making relentless efforts to make the market strong, reports BSS. "Properly…
Assad says Astana talks will focus on ceasefire

Assad says Astana talks will focus on ceasefire

AFP, DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said peace talks next week in the Kazakh capital will focus on enforcing a cessation of hostilities to allow aid access across his war-torn country. The talks sponsored by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey will begin Monday in Astana…
Curtain falls on Dhaka Int’l Film Festival today

Curtain falls on Dhaka Int’l Film Festival today

The curtain falls on the 15th edition of ‘Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF)’ today. The closing ceremony of the festival followed by an award ceremony will be held at 4pm at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor…
Tamim’s audition a blessing in disguise

Tamim’s audition a blessing in disguise

Over the last eight years, Bangladesh have seen Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim gradually lead the team through a transition period and towards some success. Now for at least one Test, it is time to see what Tamim Iqbal, another pillar of this era, offers as captain, reports Cricinfo…
Stress on accurate statistics for proper development planning

Stress on accurate statistics for proper development planning

RANGPUR: Experts at an orientation meeting here have stressed preparing accurate statistics on household database for proper planning, designing, monitoring and evaluating development plans at all levels, reports BSS. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) organised the meeting to assess preparation…
Women gain ground in civil admin

Women gain ground in civil admin

There are currently eight women secretaries out of 75 in different ministries, divisions and departments. This is for the first time in the country’s civil administration. Women secretaries account for 10.66 per cent of the total number of secretaries. Experts say this has been possible because…
Why hasn’t MH370 been found?

Why hasn’t MH370 been found?

Nearly three years after the disappearance of MH370, theories abound as to what caused the Boeing-777 to change course and fly more than six hours with its satellite and navigation systems turned off, before plummeting into the Indian Ocean at terrifying speed. Plenty of theories, but only piecemeal…
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